Fatigue is a feeling of both physical and mental tiredness. It is often described as exhaustion or a lack of energy, and can make everyday tasks seem impossible. Many people with arthritis experience fatigue, no matter what they have been doing or how much sleep they get. There are many possible causes of fatigue, including the disease activity, pain (which can also affect sleep), certain medicines, muscle weakness and wasting, or depression.
To learn more download the inforamtion sheet which provides general information on ways to deal with fatigue (tiredness), tips for conserving energy, and advice on making daily tasks easier. It also includes sources of further information.